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Galvis helps Zulia win Venezuelan Winter League title

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PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis on Wednesday helped the Aguilas del Zulia win the Venezuelan Winter League title for the first time in 17 years.

Galvis hit .183 (11-for-60) with one home run, four RBIs and a .570 OPS in 15 regular-season games for Zulia, but he hit .305 (18-for-59) with five RBIs and a .766 OPS in 14 postseason games. Galvis, 27, will be the Phillies' Opening Day shortstop, but he could be pressed in the season by Triple-A Lehigh Valley shortstop J.P. Crawford, who is the Phils' top prospect.

PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis on Wednesday helped the Aguilas del Zulia win the Venezuelan Winter League title for the first time in 17 years.

Galvis hit .183 (11-for-60) with one home run, four RBIs and a .570 OPS in 15 regular-season games for Zulia, but he hit .305 (18-for-59) with five RBIs and a .766 OPS in 14 postseason games. Galvis, 27, will be the Phillies' Opening Day shortstop, but he could be pressed in the season by Triple-A Lehigh Valley shortstop J.P. Crawford, who is the Phils' top prospect.

Zulia's general manager is Luis Amaro, who is the brother of former Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Ruben Amaro Sr. is a senior consultant for Zulia.

Tweet from @Phillies: Congrats to @freddygalvis10 & @aguilasdelzulia on winning the Venezuelan Winter League for first time in 17 years! https://t.co/o22Z3EQRNE pic.twitter.com/Nq9wZeuTR5

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Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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